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Let the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge begin!

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 5th, 2014 

As of this morning, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is officially open! Kids around the world can start logging their reading minutes in an effort to set a new...

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In Our Feeds: Fictitious dishes, hysterical homework answers, and some exciting things happening May 5...

Lia Zneimer  May 2nd, 2014  Comments • 1

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Happy Friday...

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May the 4th be reading!

Michael Strouse  May 2nd, 2014 

May the 4th is Star Wars Day - I think this was decreed by the Empire but not sure...

Star Wars is so much more than the movies. A trip over to starwars.com could...

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500,000 kids are ready to read this summer

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 1st, 2014 

Big news on the summer reading front: we learned today that teachers have registered over 500,000 students from over 21,000 classrooms to participate in...

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The hero we deserve

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 1st, 2014 

Last month, in my comic book club, we were sharing lists of our top five favorite characters, and my five are mostly from the DC universe. The lone non-DC entry is...

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The Smithsonian goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett  April 28th, 2014 

Remember reading The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler and how desperately you wanted to live in a museum?

Well, kids in Washington, D.C. had a...

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A summer reading virtual book swap

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 25th, 2014 

Save the date: on Monday, May 5th, at 9pm EST, book gurus Lori Ess and Betsy Bird will be joining us for a summer reading virtual book...

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In Our Feeds: Paperbacks, the '90s & reading around the world

Brittany Sullivan  April 25th, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

What are your reading rules?

Lia Zneimer  April 25th, 2014 

I was chatting with a friend recently about our love of The Baby-sitters Club books—growing up, we both devoured the series—when she brought up an interesting condition. "...

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Making an effort to read hardcover books

Kristen Joerger  April 24th, 2014 

A few weeks ago, I was diligently making my way through an ebook version of The Interestings that I borrowed from the New York Public Library on my iPad. I read...

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Poem in your pocket day

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 24th, 2014 

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Started by the Academy of American Poets, this special day celebrates all things poetry and encourages people to select a favorite poem...

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Everything is awesome - in the Library of Congress!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 24th, 2014 

Today is the anniversary of the Library of Congress, created on April 24, 1800, and with the current focus on nonfiction and primary sources...

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Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Lia Zneimer  April 23rd, 2014 

Prithee, dost thou thinkest William Shakespeare appears well for one who hath 450 years behind him? Methinks so. (Methinks I should also leave the poetic writing to the...

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A NASA astronaut has a special mission for kids

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day! I couldn't think of a better time to share with you a very special video from a NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin. He has a mission for kids this summer: join...

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Earth Day: Read, Reuse and Recycle

Michael Barrett  April 22nd, 2014 

Happy Earth Day, everyone.

Today is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and other role models to show how kids can make every day Earth Day through green...

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Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Lia Zneimer  April 17th, 2014 

We're deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Gabriel García Márquez, one of this century's most celebrated and cherished novelists. According to the Associated Press, the...

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"Hanging out" over summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  April 17th, 2014 

Last night we hosted our very first Google+ Hangout! At 8pm, a panel of educators, moderator Pam Allyn, and an audience comprised of teachers, principals...

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A day for haiku

Morgan Baden  April 17th, 2014 

We button up coats

Wrap mufflers 'round and 'round

Insisting it's spring

 

A cold snap here in New York has me...

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National stress awareness day: Book de-stressors

Michael Barrett  April 16th, 2014 

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. What is your “go-to” for relieving the tension in your life? Our OOM team all agree that a good book is great way to remove...

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Talking to kids about money

Kristen Joerger  April 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

Happy Tax Day! Most people in the U.S. have money on their minds today, which is a great opportunity to think about discussing money matters with your kids. For many...

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The library's place

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 15th, 2014 

Library users, young and old

Many the stories they have told

Shushed they were, you see

At their local library

...

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Lunch with editors of Harry Potter!

Nadia Almahdi  April 15th, 2014 

How cool would it be if you had the chance to meet with the editors of your favorite book series? Last week, I had the opportunity watch this happen when Ellie, a 4th...

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In Our Feeds: Storybook ball gown, novel recipes and grammar blunders

Michael Barrett  April 11th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

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